- Hawaii-based longline fishermen allowed to keep catching ahi Updated: Nov-27-15 10:51 pm
HONOLULU - Hawaii-based longline fishermen have exhausted multiple catch limits for ahi this year, but federal regulators said Friday a new agreement will ensure the fish will be available in the state through the holidays.
- Sandra weakens to tropical storm in Pacific off Mexico Updated: Nov-27-15 10:25 pm
MIAMI - Tropical Storm Sandra is steadily losing strength as it approaches Mexico's Pacific coast.
- In Uganda, pope honors Christian martyrs, meets youth Updated: Nov-27-15 9:56 pm
KAMPALA, Uganda - Pope Francis is paying his respects to 19th century Ugandan Christians who were burnt alive rather than renounce their faith, the latest group of martyrs from around the world honored by Francis in hopes of giving today's faithful missionary role models.
- Authorities seeking source of oil spill in county drain Updated: Nov-27-15 8:32 pm
OWOSSO TOWNSHIP, Michigan - An oil spill discovered by a hunter in Shiawassee County has not spread to a nearby river, a state environmental official said.
- Utah: Animal found dead in trap appears to be gray wolf Updated: Nov-27-15 6:58 pm
SALT LAKE CITY - Utah authorities say an animal that appears to be a gray wolf was found dead in a snare set for a coyote earlier this month near the Wyoming state line.
- Mexico issues pollution alert for Mexico's Bacalar lagoon Updated: Nov-27-15 6:57 pm
MEXICO CITY - Mexico's environmental protection agency has issued an "urgent" call for local authorities to stop sewage and waste discharges into the Yucatan Peninsula's coastal, fresh-water lake of Bacalar.
- Foul play not suspected in death of southern Illinois woman Updated: Nov-27-15 6:38 pm
MARION, Illinois - Authorities in southern Illinois say foul play is not suspected in the death of a 22-year-old Murphysboro woman whose body was found by hunters in a national wildlife refuge.
- Polar bear at Tacoma zoo dies; suffered from liver cancer Updated: Nov-27-15 5:54 pm
TACOMA, Washington - A polar bear at the Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium in Tacoma has died after undergoing months of chemotherapy.
- Slow start dooms Pitt in 29-24 loss to Miami Updated: Nov-27-15 5:21 pm
PITTSBURGH - Pat Narduzzi spent most of his first season at Pittsburgh convincing the Panthers they weren't beholden to the recent past and that big-time success could be had if they believed.
- Ski resort president questions Grand Teton road plan Updated: Nov-27-15 5:05 pm
JACKSON, Wyoming - The president of Jackson Hole Mountain Resort is among those questioning a plan to limit traffic on a road into Grand Teton National Park.
- Revis to sit out Jets game vs. Dolphins with concussion Updated: Nov-27-15 4:45 pm
FLORHAM PARK, New Jersey - Revis Island is closed for the weekend.
- Facebook awards more than $70K in grants to 9 NC groups Updated: Nov-27-15 4:15 pm
FOREST CITY, North Carolina - Facebook has awarded more than $70,000 in grants to groups located near its data center in Forest City.
- Federal funds aims to boost migrating monarch butterflies Updated: Nov-27-15 4:08 pm
BLOOMINGTON, Indiana - Federal officials want landowners in Indiana and nine other states to grow milkweed to boost the population of monarch butterflies.
- Providence offers free holiday parking in retail districts Updated: Nov-27-15 3:40 pm
PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island - Providence is offering free parking in some commercial districts to encourage shoppers to buy locally during the holiday season.
- Presidential contenders differ sharply on climate, Updated: Nov-27-15 2:50 pm
WASHINGTON - Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders calls climate change the greatest threat to national security. Front-runner Hillary Rodham Clinton promises to install more than 500 million solar panels across the country.
- Officials seek information after eastern Idaho elk poached Updated: Nov-27-15 2:20 pm
REXBURG, Idaho - State officials say they're trying to find out who illegally shot and killed a cow elk in eastern Idaho.
- Biologists to use new system to track endangered suckers Updated: Nov-27-15 2:06 pm
KLAMATH FALLS, Oregon - Biologists hope a new underwater monitoring system will be able to give them an idea of how some endangered fish are using Oregon's Link River.
- Queen Elizabeth II opens Commonwealth meeting in Malta Updated: Nov-27-15 1:48 pm
VALLETTA, Malta - Queen Elizabeth II opened the Commonwealth summit Friday on the Mediterranean island of Malta - a meeting that will focus on climate change and the threat of extremist violence.
- Land owner to appeal ruling that opens stream access Updated: Nov-27-15 1:25 pm
SALT LAKE CITY - A property owner is asking that a 4th District judge's ruling that allows fisherman to access rivers and streams on private property be put on hold pending his appeal.
- Debate continues over Lake Calhoun name change Updated: Nov-27-15 12:16 pm
MINNEAPOLIS - As debate picks up over whether a lake should be named for a proponent of slavery, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has affirmed its authority to make changes and a key agency official has advised Hennepin County to conduct a public hearing to discuss the matter.
- Feds extend comment period on plan to close areas to mining Updated: Nov-27-15 12:08 pm
BOISE, Idaho - The U.S. Bureau of Land Management has extended the public comment period on the agency's plan to withdraw 10 million acres of public lands in six western states from potential mineral extraction to protect habitat for the greater sage grouse.
- Retired accountant helps keep SE Wyoming ski trails groomed Updated: Nov-27-15 11:42 am
LARAMIE, Wyoming - Ski season is just around the corner, and many Laramie residents are watching the weather reports in anticipation of hitting the slopes and trails.
- Deschutes forest may rent old guard station as summer cabin Updated: Nov-27-15 11:37 am
BEND, Oregon - The Deschutes National Forest is considering renting out an old guard station as a cabin for summer recreation by Crescent Lake.
- Fire marshal: Seeping water caused radioactive dump blast Updated: Nov-27-15 11:35 am
LAS VEGAS - Rainwater seeping into corroded 1970s-era barrels buried at a radioactive waste dump caused an explosion last month at the long-closed facility about 110 miles northwest of Las Vegas, Nevada's top fire investigator said.
- 5 men arrested, accused of illegally killing 18 deer Updated: Nov-27-15 11:33 am
HINTON, West Virginia - Authorities have arrested five men from three states who are accused of killing nearly 20 deer in West Virginia.